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Blazers finalize acquisition of forward Jerami Grant from Pistons

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Mar 19, 2022; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant (9) drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers forward Lauri Markkanen (24) during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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The Portland Trail Blazers acquired forward Jerami Grant and the draft rights to Ismael Kamagate from the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Detroit will receive the draft rights to Gabriele Procida, a 2025 first-round draft pick (via Milwaukee), a 2025 second-round pick and a 2026 second-round pick.

“Jerami Grant is a dynamic two-way forward that can impact winning at a high level,” Trail Blazers general manager Joe Cronin said in a news release. “He fits seamlessly into Coach (Chauncey) Billups’ system on both sides of the ball. We could not be happier to have him in Portland.”

The 6-foot-8 Grant is entering the final year of a three-year, $60 million deal he inked as part of a sign-and-trade between the Denver Nuggets and Pistons in November 2020.

Grant, 28, emerged as an offensive threat in his two seasons in Detroit. He averaged 20.9 points in 101 starts for the Pistons, though a calf injury ended his 2021-22 season in March. He also missed six weeks with a thumb injury earlier in the season.

Kamagate, 21, is a 6-11 center from France who was selected No. 46 overall in the 2022 draft.

Procida, a 6-7 guard from Italy, also was a second-round pick.

–Field Level Media